After installing upgraded turbochargers from www.timsturbos.com, we're back on the chassis dynamometer to retune for the new power.
The car currently holds a SCTA Record at Bonneville for Altered Coupes running 500" or greater, forced induction engines: 241mph. It only needs another 5mph to qualify for entry into the 200mph Club at Bonneville, which is a difficult accomplishment.
Thus, We added exactly 100hp and 100 ft-lbs of torque to the wheels, this time carrying it all the way to 7000RPM.
This is a 515 cubic inch Merlin Big Block chevy. Megasquirt EFI with 150lb/hr injectors, a pair of modified GT38 turbochargers, external wastegates, custom air-to-water Intercooler.
This car is built for landspeed racing.
Studebaker Skyhawk Custom Hot Rod Black with an LT1
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Thought you might like to check out our custom Studebaker. It's a 56
Studebaker Sky Hawk with a 53 studebaker front clip and 55 Studebaker Tail
lights. It's also had a bit of custom body work and is currently in epoxy
primer. It is equipped with: Aluminum head LT1 with street and perfomance
kit, 700R4, 9" Ford Rear with 3:00 Posi, Dual Exhaust with flowmaster mufflers, Billet wheels,
Michelin Pilot Sport Tires(ZR speed rated), Vintage A/C, Phantom Guages,
Fiberglass dash, Lokar Shifter, billet column, etc
Abandoned relic runs again
Truck comes to life again after sitting abandoned for decades in the heart
of the Alaskan wilderness. The engine is the rugged Hercules JXD. The truck
was later driven 75 miles back to civilization.
Studebaker US6 застывшими во времени
Это 1945 Studebaker US6 был оставлен в пустыне
Аляски на протяжении двух десятилетий.
Это видео, лето 2009 Studebaker US6 возвращается
к жизни и отвезли обратно в цивилизацию
расстоянии 75 миль.
Studebaker US6 получит некоторые
восстановления. В настоящее время семь
Studebaker US6 грузовики все бегут и дисков.
Alaska , God's Country. There are a lot of really good beer drinking
stories about lost relics or abandoned treasures in the massive Alaskan
wilderness. There are stories of lost gold mines and eccentric miners who
vanished or died after burying a cache of gold in the late 1800s or early
1900s that's just waiting for some lucky soul to stumble over. There are
dozens stories of wrecked WWII aircraft and one particularly of a crash
landed and mostly intact Bell P-39 Air Cobra that is said to have belly
landed in eight feet of powdered snow somewhere up around Eureka Summit
during the war.
The locals however are pretty tight lipped concerning these stories and
dont give up their secrets very often , especially to city slickers. Most
of these tales are just that, good stories, and are probably based on a
grain of truth and nothing more but they make good stories and theyre OUR
stories. Myself, Ive always enjoyed hearing the tales and like most folks
find my voice raising with each question that I ask in relation to the
particular subjects where abouts, knowing full well that the guy telling me
the story knows as little as I do. Yet having always been a WWII truck and
aircraft enthusiast its easy to get wound up with each telling of a certain
story. Ad to it the mystique of the Alaskan wilderness and a possible
abandoned gold mine somewhere in the telling and well, its a story worth
repeating and maybe even adding one or two of my own personal details to it
for good measure.
One story that has been around for decades is that of a big game hunting
guide that had a place north of Eureka. The story goes that he had a
Studebaker US6 from WWII that he used to haul supplies from an air field
that is 75 miles out of Eureka. According to the story, the old gentleman
had eventually died and the Studebaker had sat abandoned at the remote
airstrip ever since. The truck's engine had, had water instead of
anti-freeze in it and therefor supposedly froze up with ice and broke the
cylinder head. The truck , it is said, is all there and intact.
To claim this relic would be simple, all a person would have to do is find
a cylinder head for a 1940s Hercules JXD , fly up to the air field that is
75 miles from no where , install the cylinder head and then get a truck
running that has sat deteriorating for 20 years in the Alaskan wilderness ,
have someone fly you gas and beer and then drive a 1945 Studebaker 75 miles
back to civilization. Oh and did I mention that there are no roads and
plenty of grizzly bears too? That really would make a good story. Well
thats just exactly what Robert did. The story of the old truck is true and
I loaned him a Hercules JXD cylinder head in August of 2009. Ray has an
airplane and flew 'Close Air Support' hauling fuel , beer and moral support
from all of us here at home. I think the videos explain the rest.
Oh and if you ask why did they do this? If I have to explain , you wouldnt
Studebaker startup after 17 years
I found this 54 Studebaker in a driveway in Martinez CA. in 1999. This is
the same car shown later in "My dad's old Studebaker", which, by the way,
isn't really his dad's old car. His dad's car went to a close friend of
Heffner Performance Twin Turbo Murcielago Dyno
http://heffnersperformance.com/ After several long months of development
we have completed our twin turbo
Murcielago. As of August 2009 we have tuned the car up to 1 bar of Boost which resulted in just over 1100 RWHP.
For now we are playing around with the car at various Boost levels and documenting the differences
in performance with our trusty V Box.
In 90 degree heat the car pulled off a 5.10 second 60-130 at around 950
RWHP. For reference a stock 580 horsepower Murcielago takes
around 9.5 seconds to make the leap from 60 to 130.
With a little more Boost it will dip
into the 4 second range for sure.
The Heffner Twin turbo Murcielago is an
absolute blast to drive and sounds like nothing we have ever heard.
Please contact us at 941-359-0900 for further information and pricing.
Turbo MegaSquirt Studebaker gets a record @ SpeedWeek 2008
Gary Hart and crew (Mike and Richard Collison along with Mike's wife
Shirley, Gary's wife Sandy, and Jerry Hoffmann) headed back out to the land
of wide open salt at Bonneville Raceway this year for SpeedWeek 2008 to try
again for the AA/BGALT record, and this time Gary brings it home! Check
this video out for an in car view of the record breaking pass, complete
with overlay of the radio calls made of the times as they were called out.
The car is a 53 Studebaker with a 515ci big-block Merlin and twin Garrett
turbo's. Put down just over 700whp and
about 750wtq on a MustangDyno at 10psi and we
had the Boost at 13.5psi for this
record run so you could add another 100 or so to both of those numbers, at
See the web page linked above for more info on the car, or this page for
more details on our trip to SpeedWeek 2008 and the process of what it took
to get the record, and then step it up even faster (he took the same record twice this
Studebaker car commercials aired 1950
These were "local" commercials that aired during a 1950 episode of a
popular-yet-short-lived "local" Los Angeles television series. For some
reason, I can imagine King Kai driving a car like this.